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Have you applied for all funding that is available to you?

Student Finance funding

Maintenance loans and grants available from Student Finance

Full-time student funding

For information on full-time funding/support visit Student Finance and online form

Part-time student funding

For information on part-time funding/support visit Student Finance and online form

Postgraduate funding

There are several ways to fund postgraduate study - PDF 77.5 KB , and many people are able to complete higher level study, but you will need to be a little more creative about where to find this financial support.

More information on postgraduate funding

Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship is for third year undergraduates at the University of Bedfordshire planning to progress to full-time postgraduate study at the University

The Postgraduate High Achiever Scholarship offers a 50% fee waiver on most postgraduate courses at University of Bedfordshire for any home or EU student who achieves a First at undergraduate level and goes on to start a full-time Master's course in the 2017/18 academic year.

To apply for the Postgraduate High Achieve Scholarship please tick the relevant box on the Progression Form - PDF 103.1 KB

Professional & Career Development Loan

A Professional & Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. Please note the loan closes on 25th January 2019.

Sports Scholarships

Sports Scholarships are available for students who have a record of performance in sport and who aspire to train and compete at the highest levels.

Access to Learning Fund

The Access to Learning Fund can provide discretionary additional support to Home and EU status students to help them access and remain in higher education if they need help to meet extra costs that cannot be met by other types of support.

Students who are experiencing financial hardship can apply to the fund to help alleviate some unexpected expenses, such as childcare, travel, rent and course related costs.

General Bursary Fund

The General Bursary Fund Ac Yr 2018-2019 Terms and Conditions

The General Bursary fund is open to all current University of Bedfordshire full time UK and EU undergraduate students in any year of study and Foundation students on an integrated four year degree. The bursary amount is £400 and there are 14 bursaries available.

This bursary is designed to assist students financially to support their progression at University. Evidence of academic progression and potential to achieve will also be taken into consideration.

To apply, please complete the General Bursary Fund AcYr 2018 - 2019 Application Form - PDF 210.2 KB including a Personal Statement of your financial need explaining how this award would help you continue with your studies. Please also complete the Financial Assessment section of the form, and submit with all the documents listed on the front of the application.

We require:

  • Three months up to date, consecutive bank statements for all accounts held, with annotations for amounts over £100 (including partners as applicable).
  • Student Finance England/NHS funding notification.
  • Signed tenancy agreement detailing name, rent and address.

All supporting evidence must be handed in at the same time as your application, or the application will be void.

Closing date for applications is by 12 noon of Monday, 25 March 2019.

Applications will be considered by a panel following the above closing date; all decisions of the panel are final.

No applications or evidence received after this date will be considered.

Applicants will be informed by early April 2019.

Please submit application and supporting evidence to your nearest SID desk.

For queries relating to this bursary please contact the Student Money Advice Team

Please note - The General Bursary Fund is not the same as the Access to Learning Fund, therefore all evidence/details are required.

Applicants, who are unsuccessful for the General Bursary, will be considered for the Access to Learning Fund, if applicable.

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